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i'm katie in for terry mcsweeney on this saturday morning. we will kick you off with a quick first look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. good morning. >> good morning. you see plenty of clouds out there on the roof cam. the building is lit up and locking festive. we are looking at live doppler 7 hd, which is also indicating some lighter rain showers here over into the east bay. alameda, san leandro and oakland up through berkeley and west toward daly city. a few light showers in the city through the san ramon valley and dublin. also hayward and union city, down through castro valley, 280. redwood city. as you head further south from sunnyvale down through cupertino, some very light rain showers. this will be the order of the day. the on and off light rain showers. santa cruz mountains, los gatos. into the afternoon light rain to just dry skies until later on. and that's when the last very strong system comes our way with heavy rain, gusty winds and the
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potential for flooding. katie. >> thank you, lisa. >> flood warnings are in effect for sonoma county as the water levels in several rivers and creeks continue to rise. we are live in petaluma where willowbrook creek is a good example. k. he ra. >> katie, two days ago willowbrook creek was completely empty. yesterday it filled almost to its limit. it's happening all over sonoma county. rivers and creeks filling either to their limits or unfortunately in some cases over their limits. one man tells us he watched the banks of the russian river rise to 17 feet yesterday. he was packing his belongings. this morning he's planning to head for higher ground. >> i think it will be up to here because the flood stage or the expectations at gurnville is 32 feet. >> flood signs popped up across highways and low lying back
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roads. some drivers ignored those warning signs, you can see, and tried to cross anyway with no luck. a windsor resident said he pulled three cars out of a flooded part of the road. the russian river, meanwhile, is expected to reach its capacity, but not surpass that throughout this weekend. but residents we've spoken with say they are focused on tomorrow. both their preparations and concerns for tomorrow's storm. reporting live in petaluma, abc7 news. >> and we see she has taken off her hood in the last half-hour so a break for folks in petaluma right now. people in the santa cruz mountains not getting a break. they are still without power and highway 9 is still shut down because of downed power lines. we have more from santa cruz county. >> pg&e crews are working to get power restored. this has been cut away by power
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crews and up the road only one building has electricity. >> you try to get ahead of the ballgame. a lot of us have small generators around here. >> his generator is humming along at his general store but some of his neighbors are having to settle with tiki lamps and candles to get through the night and the trouble caused by the storm. >> this is our first one of the year. usually they don't hit until around january or february but this time it caught us a little early. >> this highway has been shut down. plenty of drivers had to turn around and find alternate routes. >> i'm going to find a little road that loops around. i'm going to go to a friend's bridal shower. >> three teams are working on restoring power to the area. meanwhile the rain continues to come in waves. and even with the power out, residents say it could be a whole lot worse. >> this town has had its warm storm. the worst time is when it's cold and dreary, it's cold and you can't warm up and we are around 60 degrees so it's not too bad. >> pg&e crews hoped to have the
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power line repaired and highway 9 reopened by about 9:00 in the morning, but they have had to push that. now they are hoping to have it open around 11:00 in the morning. in santa cruz county, abc7 news. >> still several hours to go for them. the wet weather has created problems all over the bay. in san francisco yesterday, take a look at this. a huge trees toppled on to a mercedes along pine street in lower pacific heights. luckily no one was hurt but the mess sure did shut down a major town artery for a short time. fallen trees and downed power lines kept crews business in marin county, as well. flood be submerged this poring lot. and a ten was knocked down in a christmas tree lot near mill valley. and other work crews were kept busy. and one official told abc7 news you can often blame needing like
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this on either leaves or litter clogging up the. a spinout on wet roads in antioch damaged three cars and sent a child and adult to the hospital. it happened early yesterday afternoon on highway 4. the chp cannot confirm initial reports the child was actually ejected from the car, but we know the three-year-old boy was airlifted to children's hospital in oakland. the adult was taken to a hospital in brentwood. >> in other news a san francisco elementary school is working to try to stop the spread of a gastroenteritis outbreak. dozens of kids have become sick at fairmont elementary school in the glen park neighborhood. abc7 news tells us what is being done about it. >> the number of students are absent or become ill at school with gastroenteritis. >> he reads from a letter sent home with children to their parents. it includes vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and or stomach cramps. >> she knew something was going
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around, but she wasn't notified. >> i heard yesterday about 28 kids were out. >> her son was sick last week. >> the day before thanksgiving he was fine, and then on thanksgiving he woke up really sick from his stomach. he wasn't able to eat any turkey or any of that. >> an administrator with the school told me nearly 150 students and some faculty members stayed home. the aftercare program ran as scheduled, but with precaution. >> we were given masks because 150 children are sick so we want to help them as much as we can but we also want to protect ourselves at the same time. >> some of the students may have been kept home as a precaution. the health department is advising fairmont how to sanitize the campus over the weekend. they also scent inspectors. the school administrator told us the lunchtime was, in her words, up to par.
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school is expected to go on as usual on monday morning but parents are urged to keep their kids home if they have any symptoms of the virus. in san francisco, abc7 news. new this morning, today is world a.i.d.s. day. several groups are offering free hiv testing. contra costa county health services and the the community center are sponsoring events to commemorate this day. from 11 to two, free hiv tests and counseling will be offered at the delta bay church of christ on railroad avenue in pittsburgh and at 8:00 tonight in concord a candle light vigil will take place at the park. county health officials say the most recent census figures show the number of people living with a.i.d.s. was up in 2011 compared with four years earlier. coming up next, tensions are escalating again between north and south korea. what is being planned days ahead of south korea's presidential election. and a tourist is attacked by a shark while snorkeling in hawaii. hawaii. how he k you need to goounter. think you need to go to a department store counter
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>> good saturday morning. some drops on the lens and certainly wet out there downtown. we have a light shower passing through san francisco, also in into the east bay. a look at live doppler 7 hd. you can follow with the blue on your screen here. a little shower activity moving over the bay bridge.
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also through oakland, alameda, highway 13. down through an leandro. also to the north up through he will sir receipt toe, and a heavier shower here. and all these showers very light. i think they will be more concentrated this morning and a better break this afternoon. los gatos, and highway 101, some shower activity. we will get into the little break but a flash flood watch remains in effect through tomorrow night for the north bay. san francisco, the peninsula, santa cruz mountains and monterey bay. we are expecting several inches of rain in addition to what we received with the last and final system coming through late tonight into tomorrow with gusty winds. katie. >> pretty dramatic stuff. thank you, lisa. new this morning north korea said it will try again to launch a long range rocket, one capable of reaching northern california. they said the launch will take
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place sometime between 22nd. it comes as their leader meets to chinese officials to discuss relations. it also comes ahead of south korea's december 19th presidential election. the north launched a long range rocket in april but it broke apart shortly after liftoff. they say they have made improvements. >> and there was a change ever hands of mexico's authorities. president elect enrique peno nieto was given the flag in front of the guard of honor and the new cabinet. en mean neat will officially be sworn into office later today. he's a member of the revolutionary party which ruled mexico for seven decades until losing power amidst scandal in 2000. he proms to govern democratically and with transparency. an oregon man is recovering from a shark attack in hawaii."
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while authorities are trying to decide whether to reopen about two miles of beach. he was snorkeling on maui when the shark attacked him about 200 yards offshore. thomas kennedy suffered cuts on his leg and thigh and was rescued by hive -- lifeguards. he told state biologists the shark's head was about two feet wide. >> he estimated the sides of the head, color rags and the shape, and i'm certainly not an expert, but perhaps it was a tiger shark. >> the attack occurred near the central resort on the south side of maui. >> here's photos from the storms coming through. this is a tree that fell on a house. that's unfortunate. this is a beautiful picture of a rainbow over the golden gate bridge. e-mail your weather photos to us at ureport atkins
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certainly there would be endless images out there of all the different things the storm has done to people and their property and the roads. >> yeah. we see the tree branches down and rises on the rivers, but it's the next system that really could bring in the potential for some situations to pretty rough with some flood pick and gusty winds. but it is the last one. here's a look outside and the traffic is moving just fine. we have cloudy skies, some light rain and a timeline on the heavy rain that's coming up. >> everyone, hang in there. also next, smelling the roses. stanford pun of. s their ticket to pasadena. larry beil has highlights and
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>> good morning, it's 6:17 and we are on storm watch as lotiona tells us the worst is yet to come. how could that be? >> like you said, we have two behind us and one to go. the rivers and streams have been doing relatively well. we've had some minor flooding but this last one bringing us several more inches of rain. as we head outside, lake tahoe, you have to get high up to get the snow. it's been wet snow. the tahoe valley airport, it's 42 degrees and light rain being report the back home. the golden gate bridge. well, you can see all the wet pavement there. there is fog from napa to oakland to sfo this morning. and the rain extends light rain
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from here over to the delta. a look at live doppler 7hd. further south we are looking at light rain and to the east bay, berkeley, and through sycamore valley, the san ramon valley, emeryville and down through redwood road, light returns. the dumbarton bridge and also the san mateo bridge. you can see 92, wet weather there through 280 and the santa cruz mountains from ben loamen down to morgan hill. we are getting into the little break this afternoon but the national weather service since yesterday has issued a flash flood watch through tomorrow evening for several inches of rain for the north bay smaller streams may overtop their banks, the peninsula, san francisco and some of the storm drains will be overwhelmed in the santa cruz mountains. we have the moist subtropical throw continuing.
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we have a trough and with so much moisture in the air we will ring out some showers from time to time this morning. 67 in redwood city. fairfield, 67 for you. breezy winds gust to 25 miles an hour from half moon bay. oakland 30 american gusts. hayward up to 33 americans. showers on and off throughout the day today. heavy rain and wind arriving tonight through tomorrow morning. and the flood warning for the rivers of the north bay from napa, gurnville, hoplin and we are looking at the high surf advisory issued through 10:00 this morning extended for 10 to 15-foot swells through tomorrow evening. this trough enhancing all that moisture, allowing for some of those showers from time to time. but it's what is behind it that is slated to bring in pretty heavy rain. winds up to 20 and 30 americans to the evening hours. here's the timeline. you see the shower activity, 7:00 this morning. then it really begins to taper
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off. right on through 3:00, 4:00, 6:00 more showers. but it's 11:00 it's hung up in the sonoma area. but all through the night it sinks south. 1:00 tomorrow morning. heavy rain, 11:00 the north bay is behind it. the rest of sunday not looking too bad for that raiders game. but early on if you are tailgating you will get into the wet weather. 2.5 to 5 inches of additional rain through 11:00 tomorrow. up in the north bay, that's where we are worried about the rivers reaching flood staining through monday morning. one to two inches in the south bay. peninsula inch and a half to three inches. 67 mild degrees in oakland with the on and off showers. 65 san jose with mid-60s here. right now it's dry. so today should be a day where you can still kind of prepare, get out and do things tonight, tomorrow. the heavy rain and then it's out of here for much of the day monday. a good deal of dry weather coming our way after this next
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system. but so far i think we've kind of dodged a bullet and this one will be the test. >> all right. thank you, lisa. dan harris joins us live from new york to tell us what is coming up on "good morning america." good morning, dan. >> hey, good morning to you. coming up on gma, this morning the mess in the west. i know this is a story for a lot of people to the north of you, they call it the pineapple express. but as you know, it's not as pleasant as it sounds. the weather system that's laidling a series of storms on top of northern cal, and washington. we will have the latest on all of that. and check this out. the holiday crusade. one girl is on a quest. her little boy wants to be a chef for christmas but all the easy bake ovens are two girly. what this young activist is doing about it. she's extraordinary. and the winners, a couple claiming their share of the $588 million power ball jackpot but the mystery continues this
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morning, who has the other tickets. and we go behind the scenes with the secret santa. an unidentified guy handing out cash to people hit hard from super storm sandy. wait until you see the reaction this man gets. it's an incredible story. hope you will join us. >> we will, of course. thank you, dan, so much. >> thanks. >> in sports, tonight the first place warriors host the pacers at oracle arena at 7:30. last night stanford came out smelling like rows in the pac-12 championship game against ucla. here's the highlights. good morning. after beating ucla six days ago the cardinals and bruins met last night with a trip to the rose bowl on the line and this was a knock down, drag-out fight in the rain. bad weather kept the crowd down, about half full. stanford hammered the bruins last saturday, but this is a different game. up 14-7. huntley picked off by reynolds who has been so clutch this weekend.
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has three pick sixes. this should have been four as he weaves his way down the field. the refs botch the call after 80-yard return and spot him down at the 1 even though it should have been a touchdown. next play, and taylor punches it in. he becomes stanford's all-time leading rusher. tied it up at 14 a piece. to the third quarter. jonathan franklin glides in. 20 yards for the score. he gashed the cardinals for 201 yards rushing, 24-17 ucla butch stanford comes right back. third and 15. hit as he throws 26 yards on the money. drew torrell. hogan that threw for 155 yards and a touchdown. tied it at 24 a piece. field goal but the cardinals up three. final minutes, ucla freshman kicker for the tie and it is wide left from 52 as stanford captures the pac-12 championship 27-24. they head to the rose bowl it's for the first time since 2000 against either nebraska or
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wisconsin. here's mike shumann with the mvp, kevin hogan. >> the thing about this team, the seniors, they have brought our program this far. you know, put us in a position for success. >> how does this feel, all your students, your friends and family out here and you are going to the rose bowl? >> this is one of the most major feelings i've ever felt. they always talk about being those big finishing games, and one that sends us over the top and sends us to the rose bowl. we haven't been there a very long time, and to be a part of that is a great feeling. i'll definitely remember it the rest of my life. >> fantastic win. congratulations to san jose state, invited to play in the military bowl december 27th in washington d.c. they will face a team from the mid-american conference to be determined. the spartans won only one game when mike mcintyre arrived but in three years they are a ten-win team and they are going bowling. high school football. central section championship, st. ignatius and bellerman. fourth and goal for the bells. they don't kick the field goal. go for it and get stuffed so we head to overtime.
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the bells open o. t. with a field goal, but st. ignatius would win it here. and the second rushing touchdown of the game. dashing to the corner. st. ignatius chaptures the ccs championship. 13-10, the final in overtime. the giants may fear the beard in another uniform. brian wilson is now a free agent. giants did not offer him a contract by the 9:00 p.m. deadline last night because they didn't want to be on the hook for a minimum of $6.8 million for a guy who, we don't know if he's even going to be able to pitch. it's possible wilson could resign with san francisco, structuring some sort of incentive deal with a lower salary, but sounds like he doesn't want to go with that. we will see what other offers he gets and where he goes from here. and finally in new york, nobody is safe! the beloved yankee, derek jeter mocked in a photo and headlined at derek eater. he's coming back from ankle surgery and still in a walking boot so he's gained some weight. you put on a few pounds and you get crushed. welcome to new york.
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that's a wrap on morning sports. a reminder college football, k-state and texas at 5:00 p.m. hope you join us for lexus after the game at 8:30. we will recap the stanford highlights and what's ahead for cal and san jose state off to bowling. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. raider nation, listen up. we want to see your team pride. e-mail your fan photos to ureport at we will post the photos at and show them on the air during our special raiders day edition of abc7 news at 4:00 on thursday. at 5:00 you can watch peyton manning and the denver broncos take on the raiders here on abc7. coming up next, more on the wet weather which is causing problems around the bay area. a flood warning is in effect in the north bay. we will have a live report. and big concerns in the sierra and the the reno areas.
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>> good morning. it's 6:30 and we will start you off with a quick first look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning. you can see the weather here on the lens. this is the golden gate bridge. some fog around the bay and on and off light rain showers. the hd now pinpointing the rain
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as you cross the golden gate bridge southward or up to the north. a little cell offshore. and then over to the bay bridge and into the livermore valley and dublin. it's wet out there from hayward, further south union city you are dry now but you had a shower. and on the peninsula to the santa cruz mountains from los gatos looking at some wet weather. alpine road, ben lomen and morgan hill. the last system is a strong one. it's moving our way but we are looking at a bit of a break today. winds are breezy out there right now and a flash flood watch is in effect through tomorrow evening for these counties here, as we anticipate some smaller stroams may be overtopping their banks. katie. >> all right, lisa, thank you. as you mentioned, flood warnings are in effect in for the napa river and further south we are talking about flood watches as the rivers continue to rise.
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we have kera live in petaluma. good morning. >> good morning. just within the last few minutes it started raining ever so slightly here in petaluma. nothing like we saw yesterday. the rains yesterday caldwell low brook creek to go from empty to nearly full. and it was happening all over sonoma county, as you just mentioned napa county a problem as well. one man whose trailer sits right on the banks of the russian river told abc7 news he watched the river rise 17 feet. flood signs popped up across highways and low lying back roads. some drivers ignored the warning signs and tried to cross anyway with no luck. >> we were coming from windsor. we were going to santa rosa to the mall and then we took the back roads up to santa rosa. once we got like to the water, you could see the car, just like smoke started coming out and aaron tried to turn the car off and turn it back on. didn't work. and then so we opened the doors and all the water just came in. >> everybody thinks they can come through it, and they don't
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make it. >> they really don't. time and again a windsor resident told he pulled three cars out of the flooded part of the road. and also flooding closed route 12 and highway 121. this morning i read a funny but true tweet, telling their followers to avoid that intersection unless you are driving a boat. probably good words to live by for the next few days. reporting live, abc7 news. >> excellent advice. thank you. the california emergency management agency also has advice. as the storms come and go, it's a good reminder to be ready for the rainy season or any type of natural hazard. we are all encouraged to have emergency kits stocked with items, including batteries, flashlights and radios. and extra batteries, a three-day supply of food and water for everyone in the family and a manual can opener.
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prepare for stocking your emergency kits and developing an emergency plan for your family are posted on under "see it on tv." in the sierra the truckee river is forecast to overflow it's banks near truckee and reno early tomorrow morning. a state of emergency is declared for douglas county. crews in reno are already filling sandbags this an industrial section of sparks that could be under four feet of water by 7:00 tomorrow night. the truckee river is expected to reach four feet above flood stage from highway 395 in reno through sparks. and in california the river is predicted to flood between squaw creek and the town of truckee. they warn there is potential for major damage to roads, homes and bridges by late tomorrow morning. rain in the bay area usually means snow in the sierra and some resorts plan on being open this weekend. kirkland provided these pictures showing what it looks like at the bottom of the slopes. kirkwood, heavenly and northstar
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all plan to be open today. idol ski lifts at sugar bowl right now. they will be closed today because of high winds. squaw valley and alpine meadows report high winds might keep them from opening today, as well. this morning two men are in custody and charged with plotting to help terrorists plot a strike against americans. they are brothers and naturalized citizens living in south florida. they tell us they were part of a weapon to obtain weapons of mass destruction. >> tonight two men are in custody accusing are plotting to bomb the homeland. they are identified at naturalized citizens from pakistan. sources tell abc7 news this was not a sting and the younger brother had been in contact with overseas radicals possibly connected to al-qaeda. they are accused of providing lodging, communication and transportation in a conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. and the fbi found residents the
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-- etched the younger brother had been monitoring recent fbi sting cases. where they say infiltrating the conspiracy was a non-starter. >> a 17-year-old boy is san jose's 33rd homicide of the year. he was found shot to death last night near pacific and lincoln avenues. they suspect the murder may have been gang related but they have not released any suspect information. on tuesday, contra costa county supervisors are expected to close four fire stations in the contra costa fire district starting in january. the cost-cutting move comes after county voters rejected measure q, a temporary partial task to preserve existing levels of fire service. the fire chief selected stations for closer in walnut creek, clayton, and lafayette and martinez. lafayette city manager is urging residents to attend the meeting to voice opposition.
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coming up next, the desperate times for millions of people in afghanistan. >> it's almost unimaginable how these people survive. >> the author of "the kite runner" and his intense effort to help provide shelter to the people of his homeland. and let's take a live look outside at 7:36. this is from our emeryville camera looking back across the bay at san francisco. it's dreary out there. but as lisa argen is going to tell us, the worst is actually ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪
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>> the man who wrote the best selling book "the kite runner," he lives in the bay area and he's asking for help for homeless afghanistan refugees. he's encouraging people to learn about people who lived in a country much different than america but have the same hopes and dreams. cheryl jennings has our story. ♪ >> you are looking at video of afghanistan where the author was born. these images are from the foundation's website. he lives in san jose now and he's internationally known for his best-selling book set in afghanistan "the kite runner" and" the thousand splendid sons." he spends his free time raising
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money to build shelters like this for homeless families in afghanistan and to provide educational opportunities and healthcare for women and children. the need is overwhelming after 30 years of war. >> a lot of times people are left homeless without jobs, without food, access to clean water, education, healthcare. >> some resort to living underground to stay alive. >> there would be anywhere from 15 to 25 people essentially living in these holes that have one opening at the very top as a window and they were living there for two, three, three and a half months. winter in afghanistan in many parts of the country is brutal. freezing temperatures and routinely i would go to villages and see the elders complain about the sick and the elderly and the children that they were losing every winter due to the cold. this is one of the reason for building the shelters that cost $2,000 for a family of six or seven people. for a small amount of money it
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can be a life saving culture. >> families get a prepackaged kit and build the shelter themselves. >> they are given the raw materials and given the window frames, the doors, the beams. >> so far this foundation has raised enough money to build nearly 400 shelters to house 2300 people. his wife is helping afghan women who remain in refugee camps in pakistan with to make jewelry through a nonprofit. >> all the income generated by the sale of these items is reinvested in the lives of those women in helping with food, jobs and medicine. >> the doctor is tapping into his young fan base to help in his mission. >> i have so many letters from high school students saying that i would like to do something for afghanistan. i would like to do something for kids just like me in afghanistan. >> he designed a program called s. o. s., student outreach for shelter. >> all these students are reading my books in their
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classroom, but there's a service learning component and a curriculum where students can partner with us and raise funds to build shelters for returning refugees in afghanistan. >> i'm going to be fundraising and helping out with this organization in any way that i can. >> he attends the harper school in san jose. he's passionate about his new fundraising drive on campus to help homeless afghans. >> i feel it's unfair to them because they have worked so hard to establish themselves and all of a sudden a war happens and they are pulled out. >> he said he is hoping a lot more young people want to get involved with his foundation and help homeless afghan families. when they do, it will be a real live history lesson. >> i hope that this really works and i hope that we can change people's lives, and i hope that we have a big part in rebuilding afghanistan. >> cheryl jennings, abc7 news. leaders in san mateo county are hoping people will help stuff the bus with toys today to benefit the san mateo county children's fund. the stuff the bus toy drive actually involves two buss and a
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fire truck all making stops today. the first opportunity will be at 8:00 this morning at buck's restaurant on woodside road in woodside. that bus will also make stops in half moon bay and san mateo. the fire truck starts out at 9:00 on laurel street in san carlos. it will also stop at kohl's plaza this afternoon. that's on walnut street. and bus two in daily center city shopping center food court at 11:00 a.m. hopefully you will cross paths with one of the buses or the fire truck and kickoff the holiday season. >> that's right. >> as the storm kicks off its last phase, at least? >> that's right. i was looking at some of these areas in nevada. they have high-elevation snow but gusty winds there. back home freezing. winds outs of the southeast at 30 miles an hour. here's a look from the roof camera. on and off light rain showers through the morning and the afternoon.
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but the last system bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and several inches of rain and flirting with flood stage in many. our rivers of the north bay. that's all to come in later today. i'll have your timeline coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, all that talking, texting and data, it can add up to hundreds of dollars. 7 on your side's michael finney tells us one of the big ways you can save on your
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>> welcome back, everyone. the woman of the hour, lisa argen. we need to know where every rain drop will fall today. >> well we will pinpoint them for you but too many to count later on today. we have some breezy winds out there. santa cruz right now, it's dry with temperatures in the upper 50s. you are getting a break along
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the central coast. but a few showers up north and the south bay. further north around the bay we do have some more light shower activity. so this is mount tam. you can see the drops on the lens right there. live doppler 7 hd from salinas to san rafael. and mount tam and continue broken looking at some wet weather. and the bridge looking at bridge, also the bay bridge from san ramon valley back westward, highway 13 throughal lead da and san leandro. san francisco, some light rain showers. and further south, santa cruz, sunnyvale, cupertino, a little mist and drizzle, los gatos, and we have the storm watch which means the national weather service has issued a flash flood watch through tomorrow evening for the north bay. san francisco several inches of rain are predicted with smaller
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streams perhaps overtopping their banks. and monterey bay, storm drains certainly may be overwhelmed. people have been out there cleaning them out. a good idea. this next one bringing the gusty winds and railroad heavy rain tonight. 59 in mountain view. it's 56 los gatos and the winds breezy from the coast. 25 miles an hour. oakland 31 miles an hour. haywood and san jose 18 to 23 mile-an-hour gusts. out of the southeast, showers on and off throughout the day today. heavy rain and wind overnight tonight and into tomorrow. the flood warning for the rivers to the north from napa, gurnville, hoplin and getting close tomorrow and sunday morning. the high surf advisory now extended through sunday night, anywhere from 12 to 15-foot swells. the first system went through, as well as the second. now we have a little trough that will bring the on and off rain showers throughout the day with the breezy winds. but there will be some breaks. it's westward we had the
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moisture plume that is directed right at the bay area with this area of low pressure and that will allow for the heavy downpours, several inches of rain. and by 7:00 tonight you notice we still -- this is this morning. we still have showers but we get the break in the afternoon. by 6:00, 7:00 this evening, there's the showers. activity still well to the north by 11:00, but through 8:00 tomorrow morning and 10:00 the heaviest rain moves through the central bay. north bay clears out by 11. the rest of the day for the raiders game it shouldn't be too bad. and this one here is the last one that could put us at flooding up into the north bay with up to 7 inches in the north bay mountains. 2.5 do 5 inches in the north bay with an inch and a half to three inches in the east bay. mild conditions today once again. this is subtropical moiso the snow is high, above 7,000 feet. we are looking at low to mid-60s along the monterey coast of the. by monday we will continue to
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stay drive. the next weak system tuesday and wednesday. very light rain and still looking at better conditions thursday and friday. so if you wanted to get up to the sierra nevada, i know kirkwood is one of the higher base since and they are looking at the snow but it's the wet, heavy snow and the river flooding as well. changes are coming to bay area phone numbers. the 415 area code currently that covers san francisco, marin county and parts of bay leaf city and brisbane, it's expected to run out of unique numbers by 2015. so new area code 628 will soon be introduced. public meetings on the change will begin in january. the average american household spends more than $1,500.00 every year on cell phone service, but there are ways to save. 7 on your side's michael finney and our partners at consumer reports take a look at prepaid options and whether it's the right choice for you. >> good morning. if you are looking to save money on your cell phone bill, consumer reports says a prepaid plan may be your best option.
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>> it seems like just about everyone is on a smartphone these days. and we are paying big bucks for all that connectivity. >> the average american household spent more than $1,500.00 this year on phones and services. and the biggest spenders easily spent twice that much. >> consumer reports says a prepaid phone plan can be a smart way to save. >> two-thirds of our subscribers who switched to prepaid service knocked $20 or more off their monthly cell service costs. >> prepaid services are offered from companies like track phones, straight talk and metro pcs. big cell phone providers, verizon, t-mobile and at&t also offer prepaid plans. >> prepaid plans are either pay-as-you-go or have a monthly allocation of minutes. some have unlimited plans. you may pay more up front for the phone but you can save in the long run. >> the phones offered with prepaid plans used to be just of the basics but some prepaid carriers now offer smartphones.
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galaxy s3 is available from metro pcs and the i-phone5 from cricket wireless, another prepaid company. but if you don't need the absolutely latest smartphone, consumer reports recommends straight talk's prepaid plans available through wal-mart. >> it's interesting that people in our survey were actually happier with straight talk than with contract service from any of the major carriers. >> straight talk has several plans, including $45 a month for unlimited talk, text and data. that's half the price of verizon's cheapest unlimited plan. consumer reports said another money saving tip. when you are coming off a contract, if you have a phone you like, ask if you can transfer the phone to a pro paid -- prepaid plan with your current carrier or a new carrier. you can often get the same service you have been getting and pay a lot less. i'm michael finney, seven on your side. >> we now know who will share half of the record power ball
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jackpot. what the new multi-millionaires plan to do with their new riches
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>> here are the winning numbers from last night's mega millions drawing. nobody correctly picked all six numbers so tuesday night's jackpot is estimated to be $13 million. the holders of one of the
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two winning tickets in this week's massive power ball jackpot have picked up their share of the winnings. cindy and mark hale of dearborn, missouri couldn't help smile as they posed with the ceremonial check for 290 million bucks. cindy said her husband gave her $10.00 to buy the tickets and a quick pick chose the right combination. aside from buying one were their daughter he is a pony, they aren't sure what to do with all the cash. >> we are still stunned by what happened. it's surreal. people keep asking us what are you going to buy with it? i haven't thought about that. i want to go home and just be back to normal. >> if you have an extra pony lying around, you can throw it my way. >> no one has come forward with the other winning ticket, which was bought near phoenix, arizona. good morning america is going to have much more coming up at 7:00 a.m. >> right now we want to check on the forecast again. >> we certainly haven't won anything here. more sloppy weather coming our
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way. the live doppler 7hd right now looking at the light rain through southern marin. the bridges and over into oakland, alameda, san elan degree, and wet weather toward union city and fremont and light showers through campbell, los gatos and back westward, the coast and the santa cruz mountains. it will be like this on and off throughout the day. the heavy rain tonight so a flash flood watch through tomorrow night for the north bay. and some localized flooding and flood warning for the rivers of the north bay. and then it's behind us as soon as tomorrow afternoon. >> all right. everyone be safe out there in the meantime. thank you, lisa, and thank you for joining us on on the abc7 saturday morning news. abc7 news continues at 8:00 a.m. you asked for it and now the exclusive alarm clock app is available on your android phone
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good morning, america. this morning, the pineapple express. sounds nice. but this weather highway is now funneling three, nasty storms right into the northwest. 20 inches of rain, possible mudslides, thousands without power. from fastbreak to fast break-in.


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